People often complain that Rolex is the same and has no new ideas. A style can be sold for decades.
You know, only watches that have been recognized by consumers around the world can be called “conservative.” If it is not recognized, it can only be “discontinued,” or the appearance can be constantly modified to gain consumers’ freshness.
Rolex is said to be “smart and popular all over the world,” but it is not that Rolex has not changed; it is just that most people can’t see it.
When we hold a Rolex watch and place the metal strap horizontally, we will find that the strap sag.
The more frequently a Rolex watch is used, the more serious it will become!
Sometimes, it becomes this.
Or even “not lifting” at all.
The reason why this happens is because screws connect the watch sections, and there is a particular gap between the screw bolts and the watch section holes. Although lubricating oil is added to the gap, the gap will gradually increase under long-term use, causing the watch strap to sag, which is very unsightly. Luxury watches replica.
To solve the problem of strap sagging, Rolex added ceramic tubes to the segments of the platinum and gold Oyster straps and the Day-Date Heads strap.
On the one hand, this white ceramic tube can reduce friction and wear between the screw bolt and the watch section, improving wearing comfort.
On the other hand, the new watch strap using ceramic tubes eliminates the need to add lubricating oil to it, altogether avoiding the loss of lubricating oil during cleaning and the leakage of lubricating oil that causes stains on the wearer’s wrists and clothing.
The Oyster strap was launched in the late 1930s. The head strap was designed for the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, established in 1956. The appearance of the modern strap is similar to that of decades ago. But it’s not that Rolex hasn’t changed; it’s just that most people can’t see the details inside the swiss replica watch.
Currently, ceramic tubes are only used in the segments of Oyster straps and Day-Date Head straps made of platinum and gold. They must still be seen in steel models or even precious metal straps. According to Rolex’s popularization strategy, it should be gradually spread in the future.
Rolex released its first self-produced self-winding chronograph movement, Cal.4130, in 2000. At the beginning of its release, it adopted a vertical clutch structure, which significantly improved the trembling of the hands when starting the chronograph function.
However, the existence of backlash between gears will still bring many disadvantages:
- Inter-tooth impact occurs, affecting the stability of gear transmission.
- Causes the second hand to be inaccurate.
- Increase the deformation and wear caused by the force between the gears.
To solve this problem, Rolex engineers applied for a patent in 2009 to develop and produce this particular gear.
On the left is the new Rolex Daytona gear, and on the right is the old gear.
A simple description of this particular gear is that each tooth evolves into three spring metal pieces. Using its elasticity, the gear can be better coupled with other gears, thereby reducing gear clearance.
Although this new gear looks simple, it requires high-processing technology. You can imagine how difficult it is to separate three regular thin slices from the tooth tip with a width of less than 0.5 mm! It is produced using UV-LIGA technology. Using offset plates and ultraviolet light to make the shape of the escape wheel and then “growing” it bit by bit in the mold, this UV-LIGA technology can ensure exceptionally high precision and surface finish of the parts during mass production.
After such innovation, the transmission between Daytona watch gears is more stable, and the timing accuracy is improved. When the second hand returns to zero, it can align more with the scale. In addition, the durability of the entire movement is enhanced.
Rolex has already rolled out this small change in Daytona models, and the new Daytonas are all using new gears. Even if it is an older Daytona, as long as it is taken to a Rolex service center for maintenance, it will be updated for free.
The internal structure of the two-way rotating outer ring of the Rolex GMT watch has no support and relies solely on friction. It doesn’t feel good in the hand when operating.
The new Rolex GMT innovates the internal design of the rotating outer ring without changing its appearance.
The specially designed recessed word circle and triangular spring change the original stress point into three 120° apart, making the torsion evenly distributed and improving stability.
Classics are those enduring products that have gained widespread recognition. Any slight change may overturn the recognition previously obtained. But it does not mean that classics cannot be changed. Those innovations hidden inside and in detail may be complicated for most people to discover. But these subtle changes create “the extraordinary behind the simplicity.”
I responded to the sentence, “I can’t tell you what’s good about it, but I just think you are good.”
Band Length: 18cm
Case Thickness: 15mm
Engine: Rolex Calibre 2836/2813
Case Color: Silver-tone